war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Samuel Bean
David Bedwell
Stephen Carley
Edwin Castle
Frank Chittenden
Henry Davies
Wallace Davies
Robert Foley
William Forth
William Goldsack
John Cothard
George Harris
James Hills
John Kemp
Arthur Kirby
Ernest Little
Richard Maitland
Robert Morley
Samuel Norris
Alfred Sifflett
William Winter
Cecil Wyborn
George Arbuckle
Glyn Davies
Herbert Faulkner
Sidney Fermor
*Henry Gavin
Francis Hawkins
Harold Williams
Richard Himsworth
Anthony James
Wilfred Oates,
Norman Prosser
Maurice Sheppard
William Smith

*Henry Gavin was in 1923 married to Violet Dunkling. They had six children; 1925 - Daphne J, 1927 - Winifred D, 1930 - Joyce M, 1934 - Ronald H, 1936 - Shirley A, 1939 - Pauline V.

Eythorne Memorial was rededicated  by Admiral of the Fleet The Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL on 24 September 2015, when eleven new names were commemorated.

Great War
Ernest Beer
John Berry
Weston Berry
Percy Ingram
Henry Lee
Ernest Legg
Arthur Marsh
Second World War
Dennis Burns
Ivor Denton
George Dewell
Herbert Hill
Charles Suthers

A memorial rose garden was also re-opened.

photos Simon Chambers

There is only one CWGC-commemorated casualty in St Peter and Paul churchyard, Eythorne: Herbert Hill.

The headstone, below, pictured by Joyce Banks, is at St John the Baptist, Eythorne. The cross is at the mass grave at Faversham, where many of Ernest's colleagues were buried. He is named on the memorial stone before the cross The list of casualties is here

E Legg, stone, by Joyce Bankscross at Faversham and stoneThe headstone reads:

Loving Memory
Ernest Legg
who was killed in the
Faversham Munition Explosion
April 2nd 1916
aged 31 years
For Ever with the Lord

also of
Nellie Legg
wife of the above
who died July 31st 1950
aged 74 years

Mr Legg was one of the deacons at Eythorne Baptist church, and was said to be "held in high esteem in the district". He left a widow and a child.

There is one CWGC-commemorated casualty here, Stephen Carley, a Chief Stoker ashore with HMS Pembroke. He died on 8 February 1915. His wife was Winifred A S Carley, from 10 Larch Road, Elvington, Eythorne. .

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